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Posted by: joeysgreen at Sat Aug 7 00:44:49 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

I cannot say for sure because I cannot examine the animal, but provided the snake started out in good condition, I don't see the recent fast in your care immediately life threatening.

Second, please take off the cap's lock. Incredibly hard to read your post.
Did I miss anything in your post; the only concern is a lack of feeding, correct? No other symptoms or indication of illness?

For the time being, assuming the only problem is that your snake hasn't eaten, I'm under the impression that the snake is stressed out. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the strikes at the prey you are seeing are defensive and not food related.

I'm off to bed right now so I will part with this advice so you can be assured you are okay for the time being.
1)Decide if your animal is in critical condition. Is it alert and responsive? Can it hold itself up when held or is it droopy in your hands? A vet may be immediately necessary if you are replying with negative answers to these questions.
2)Re-evaluate your husbandry. I'm certain you probably already have the temp's and maybe even the humidity correct. What about stress related aspects? Enough hides, low traffic area, proper day/night cycle, etc.
3)Be patient. If your snake is still in good body condition it can go a lot longer without food. You have the time to trouble shoot the behavioral problems. In the mean time, leave the snake alone for 7-10 days while you reassess your stratagy, and the snake has time to chill out and get comfortable. Do weigh your snake so you can monitor progress.

I and others will be following this thread over the next few days to help you with further questions and how you can further troubleshoot.

Have a good night

Ian


   

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